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Day 19- Your view on eggnog.

I get the impression it is more of a north American than an English thing. Our trans-Atlantic cousins' equivalent to mulled wine, I suppose. In fact, the only time I can recall actually drinking any was at a Christmas party hosted by the lovely redkitty23, who is indeed American. It seemed OK, but I haven't felt inspired to track any down since.

In the course of a quick Google to remind myself of what is in it, though, I stumbled across something called the Eggnog Riot, which was apparently sparked off in 1826 after some hot-blooded young cadets smuggled whiskey for making eggnog into an American Military Academy. I do feel that knowledge like that ought to be shared.

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ms_siobhan
Dec. 19th, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
I'm always up for a xmas/booze related riot ;-)


I'm always cheered by this riot though - http://leedsstories.net/2010/09/27/the-dripping-riots/
strange_complex
Dec. 19th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I wonder if Eliza ever did open up her pub?
ms_siobhan
Dec. 19th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
A tinternet search of both pubs and publicans doesn't turn up any results so it doesn't look like it. But if Richard and I ever do open a cafe like we often talk of doing we'd have to call it that in her honour and have a little plaque to her.
strange_complex
Dec. 19th, 2012 04:01 pm (UTC)
Hehe - not sure you would pull in that many customers nowadays with a name like 'The Dripping Pan', though!
ms_siobhan
Dec. 19th, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
I fear you may be right and Richard has vetoed my idea of the Dripping Gusset as well ;-)
venta
Dec. 19th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
I kind of know what eggnog tastes like, but just had to go and look up what it was made of. Given that it's hot, I don't quite understand why the eggs don't cook...

I feel that - like the Eggnog Riot - the London Beer Flood is something which should also be more generally known :)
strange_complex
Dec. 19th, 2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
I don't think it is usually served hot, actually. But maybe there are different versions?

As for the beer flood - oh dear! But I do like how this post is rapidly turning into a forum for exchanging stories of strange food- and drink-related riots. :-)
venta
Dec. 19th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
I don't think it is usually served hot

It isn't?

Oh.

I don't think I like it nearly so much, now :)

And surely everyone likes a good comestible riot now and again!
ms_siobhan
Dec. 19th, 2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
Cheers for the beer flood link -I'd never heard of that.
steer
Dec. 19th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
If we're exchanging food and drink related disasters then we need the Boston Molasses Disaster -- the sweet embrace of death:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Molasses_Disaster


Not at all related to your post and you may know this (or indeed have posted about it) but one of The Big Finish audiobooks of Doctor Who is a Roman setting.

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-fires-of-vulcan-635

It's not bad. I imagine some of the references made to life in Pompeii would be more meaningful to you.
strange_complex
Dec. 20th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
Heh - yes, not only have I listened to The Fires of Vulcan, but when I dug out the LJ post in which I reviewed it just now I found a long conversation about larks' tongues vel sim. in the comments sparked off by your good self! So yes, you were very right to suspect that I might already have posted about it. :-)
steer
Dec. 20th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
Heh... I must have retained some memory of your post because I almost used the phrase "pure historical" which you reference in that post and which I think I learned from that post.

You were completely right about:
a) How he pronounces Pomp-eh?... more annoying with repetition
and
b) The gladiator who sounds like Brian Blessed.
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